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2015 Hyundai Santa Fe vs. 2015 Nissan Pathfinder Review

Comparison Review

Comfort
The Hyundai Santa Fe offers rear passengers about the same room to stretch out as the Nissan Pathfinder, with comparable head- and legroom. The Nissan Pathfinder will be a hit with tall drivers and their front seat passengers, since it has greater front head- and legroom than the Hyundai Santa Fe.

Convenience
The Nissan Pathfinder requires fewer stops at the gas station than the Hyundai Santa Fe, making it more convenient to drive.

Cost
There are a lot of factors to consider when calculating the overall cost of a vehicle. The main consideration is Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP). When looking only at MSRP, the Hyundai Santa Fe will have less of an impact on your bank account than the Nissan Pathfinder. Another consideration is the Destination Charge, which is a standard charge for transporting the vehicle to the dealer from where it's built. Both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Pathfinder have similar Destination Charges.

Dimensions
Since the Hyundai Santa Fe is much slimmer than the Nissan Pathfinder, it'll be much easier to find a wide enough space in a crowded parking lot. The Hyundai Santa Fe is slightly shorter than the Nissan Pathfinder, which may make it easier to park.

Drivetrain
With somewhat higher torque, the Hyundai Santa Fe transmits power to its wheels a bit more effectively than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Handling
The Hyundai Santa Fe has a smaller turning radius than the Nissan Pathfinder, allowing you to more easily maneuver in and out of tight spots.

Performance
If you've got something you need to pull, the Hyundai Santa Fe will do just as well as the Nissan Pathfinder, since they have about the same towing capacity. The Hyundai Santa Fe has a little more horsepower than the Nissan Pathfinder.

Utility
In terms of seating, you'll be able to fit about the same number of people in both the Hyundai Santa Fe and the Nissan Pathfinder. You'll be able to fit about the same amount of groceries in the Hyundai Santa Fe as you will in the Nissan Pathfinder.

Warranty
You'll have greater peace of mind with the more generous basic warranty of the Hyundai Santa Fe than that of the Nissan Pathfinder.

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2015 Hyundai
Santa Fe

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MSRP*: $30,150 - $36,000

2015 Nissan
Pathfinder

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MSRP*: $29,510 - $43,100
Cash Back Rebate: Visit Rebate Center Up to $500
Low APR Loan: -- --
Lease Incentive: As low as 0.62% --
City MPG: 18 19 - 20
Highway MPG: 24 - 25 26 - 27
Engine(s): V-6 V-6
Seating Capacity: 6 - 7 7 - 7
Basic Warranty: 5 years/60,000 miles 3 years/36,000 miles
Invoice*: $28,725 - $33,858 $27,218 - $39,730

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